When faced with any type of obstacle it is important to know how to respond. Some situations require you to attack, approach the problem head-on. Some require you to wait or ignore. Some challenges require you to ask others for help. Others require that you change your route. It is often hard to know which approach is needed. You will never go wrong by following the EARAR Method.
Evaluate – understand the situation.
Act – do something, do anything.
Re-Evaluate – analyze your actions.
Adjust – change your actions based on the initial results.
Repeat – act again, reevaluate, adjust, repeat.